DORSET snooker players collected two of the three winner’s trophies on the Cuestars Under-21 Tour in Fareham.

Bradley Cowdroy and Harry ‘The Potter’ Wyatt both lead their respective rankings after success in the seventh legs.

Cowdroy found a silver lining to his early exit from the final event on the national junior circuit in south London.

And Wyatt is within touching distance of a place in the Cuestars records book.

The previous evening, Cowdroy lost 3-2 to Kayden Brierley (Swinton) in the last-32 of the Under-21 Premier Development Tour at Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon, after organisers decided to play the first knockout round on the same day as the group stages.

Now in the relegation zone, he faces a trip to Chesterfield in April for the play-offs when 18 players will battle for four Premier spots.

But it meant the 17-year-old from Bournemouth could enter the Cuestars event and attempt to regain the lead on the Gold Tour.

Cowdroy overcame Dan Sykes (Chandler’s Ford) 2-1 in the final to pocket the £100 first prize.

More importantly, he takes a 16-point lead over Jamie Wilson, who received a bye into the last-16 in Coulsdon after finishing higher in his group and therefore missed the Cuestars event.

Cowdroy said: “A good run in Coulsdon would have been nice.

“I could have got out of trouble with regards to the Premier Tour and not had to go to the play-offs. What will be, will be. I got through last time.

“I wanted to try to redeem myself and take advantage of Jamie’s good fortune in getting through. It was nice to finish the weekend on a high.”

Meanwhile, a fifth tournament win of the season means Wyatt is virtually certain of becoming the youngest Bronze Tour rankings champion in the 11-year history of the competition.

The 10-year-old from Ferndown overcame first-time finalist Daniel Walter (Portsmouth) 2-0.

Earlier, he won all four of his group matches, dropped his only frame of the day in a 2-1 last-eight victory over Thomas McEvoy (Warminster) and beat William Thomson (Eastleigh) 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Wyatt said: “I was relieved to win. I didn’t play my best but when the pressure balls needed potting, I seemed to find something.”

Top Spot Snooker Club, Havant, hosts the eighth legs of 10 on Sunday, March 15.